Ronald McDonald is a clown spokesman for McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain. According to the book Fast Food Nation (2001), 96% of school children in the United States can identify Ronald McDonald, making him the United States’ most recognized fast food advertising icon. Only Santa Claus was more commonly recognized.
In Japan, Ronald McDonald is known as Donald McDonald.
Sake (Japanese: 酒) is a Japanese word meaning “alcoholic beverage”, which in English has come to refer to a specific alcoholic beverage brewed mainly from rice, and known in Japan as either nihonshu (日本酒 “Japanese alcohol”) or sake. This article uses the word “sake” as it is used in English.
Kappa (河童, Kappa “river-child”), alternately called Gatarō (川太郎, Gatarō “river-boy”) or Kawako (川子, Kawako “river-girl”) , are legendary creatures; a type of water imp found in Japanese folklore. However they are also considered to be a part of cryptozoology, due to apparent sightings. In Shintoism they are considered to be one of many suijin (literally “water-deity”).
Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in the late 19th century, Coca-Cola was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft drink market throughout the 20th century. Although faced with critiques of its health effects and various allegations of wrongdoing by the company, Coca-Cola has remained a popular soft drink to the present day.
Final Fantasy (ファイナルファンタジー, Fainaru Fantajī) is a series of computer and console role-playing games produced by Square Enix (originally Square Co., Ltd.). It is considered to be one of the most widely distributed video game franchises of all time, and includes standard console role-playing games, portable games, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, games for mobile phones, three anime productions, and two full length CGI films. Unlike most game series, the separate installments bearing the “Final Fantasy” name are nearly always unconnected in terms of plot and gameplay specifics, and, thus, the installments are not sequels in the strict sense.